British No. 1 Laura Robson (Player Bio) has announced that she has parted ways with coach Miles Maclagan, who has been with her for only four months. The Brit had previously been coached by Zeljko Krajan, but decided to temporarily work with Maclagan following a poor clay court season this year. It appears Robson will now require a third coach in 2013.
“Miles and I have decided not to continue our partnership,” Robson said in a statement. “I want to thank Miles for stepping in on quick notice to be my coach this summer. I have great respect for him as a person and coach and look forward to continuing our friendship.”
Maclagan once worked with Andy Murray and has been a part of the Robson camp since the beginning of the grass court season.
Robson has had a turbulent season on the tour, having reached the final 16 at the Wimbledon Championships and the third round of the US Open but has since only won three matches in her last four events, including a first round loss in Japan last week to Kimiko Date-Krumm. She has also suffered from serious illness over the past few weeks, which has further hindered her performances and has seen her drop to No. 46 in the WTA rankings.
In her announcement, the Brit also mentioned that she would be taking a couple of weeks off to recuperate and readjust her camp.
“I will take a couple weeks off to refresh my mind and body and will keep my fans updated on my coaching situation.”
Robson has previously been coached by Patrick Mouratoglou and Martijn Bok and is planning on practicing at the Nick Bollettieri Academy during the off-season.
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